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Friday, May 13, 2016

ABC Cancels AGENT CARTER, Passes on MARVEL'S MOST WANTED


There will be a few less agents on ABC next season.

The Hollywood Reporter confirmed yesterday that ABC has canceled the Marvel Comics series Agent Carter after two seasons and did not pick up the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. spinoff series Marvel's Most Wanted.

Agent Carter, which starred Hayley Atwell as Agent Peggy Carter, reprising her role from various Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, debuted on ABC in January 2015 with 6.91 million viewers but recently finished its second season with just 2.35 million.

Atwell has already landed the lead role in another possible new ABC series, Conviction, which seems likely for a series order.

Marvel's Most Wanted was ordered as a pilot by ABC and set around the characters Mockingbird/Bobbi Morse (Adrianne Palicki) and Lance Hunter (Nick Blood), who were written out of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. late in the show's third season.  The show's premise had the two on the run, trying to uncover a conspiracy against them without any help from S.H.I.E.L.D.  This would lead them to form an uneasy alliance with rogue adventurer Dominic Fortune (Delroy Lindo) and Fortune's niece Christina Santos (Fernanda Andrade) in order to survive.  Oded Fehr was also featured in the pilot as a "well-known character" from the comics, who exudes a "villainous charm" and is "a force to be reckoned with" for Morse and Hunter.

It's not known if Morse and Hunter will be written back into Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., or if the pilot will air as an episode of the show's upcoming fourth season.

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